This Week in Milford

June 17, 2017

Blooper Reel


Daftpunk can’t run her precious little hit piece on Ryan, so she quits the school paper.  Ryan gets rattled when Central girls troll him about an event that (according to his parents) wasn’t all that, so he loses his mojo and quits on the mound. Now the rest of the Milford baseball team quits all around him and the season goes down the crapper. Gil’s quit on his team too: relying on hope and working on his grilling technique, he could give two shits about the rest of the season. Yo Gil, out here in the real world, winners eat steaks, losers eat franks and beans. (By the way, what the hell is Gil wearing on his wrist? Is he talking to Dick Tracy on that thing? Maybe he’s talking with that talking baseball with EES in P1. And what the complete hell is with his hand with integrated spatula?)

Even the color monkeys phoned it in on this one: they didn’t color the Jefferson player or whatever it is Mimi’s got in that pitcher (and don’t tell me it’s straight Everclear). I’m beginning to get the idea that the Whigrub brain trust has run out of ideas on how to wrap this arc up; not saying they’ve quit on it yet, but it’s starting to feel that way.

I’ve been on the road all day to Bakst country and just arrived only a few minutes ago.  I almost quit on this post for today, so I hope you’ll forgive me for its brusque nature.




  1. When they play Central again, Ryan doesn’t pitch. Problem solved.

    No wonder Mimi has never led the softball team to the playdowns…

    Comment by billytheskink — June 17, 2017 @ 10:54 pm

  2. The last few days, some new ads have appeared below the initial post and above our comments. They appear programmed to automatically center themselves, making it hard to read the strip, our leaders’ comments, or our own. Are others seeing this as well, and is there anything that WordPress can do about it?

    Comment by vaganova — June 18, 2017 @ 1:23 pm

  3. The ads are not in the way for me. Gil is not using the indirect heat method of grilling. He will certainly burn those steaks. Not that that rummy would notice. I’m sure he swallows steak hole like my dog would. What a ham n egger!

    Comment by Jive Turkey — June 18, 2017 @ 2:07 pm

  4. vaganova@2: I don’t see the ads as I use Adblock Plus. I’m sorry to hear about the WordPress issues. Hopefully we here at TWIM can address the situation.

    Comment by teenchy — June 18, 2017 @ 5:22 pm

  5. teenchy, thank you– I look into Adblock Plus.

    Comment by vaganova — June 18, 2017 @ 6:00 pm

  6. Wow– magic!

    Comment by vaganova — June 18, 2017 @ 6:06 pm

  7. P3: Kids don’t try holding a ping-pong paddle like this at home.

    Which dish is on the chopping block?

    “I have prepared for the judges a Ribeye Flambé au jus, marinaded with a 1939 Merlot, straight from the cellars of Limoges and topped with hollandaise sauce and oregano. It is accompanied by a Potato Wrap a la Beurre, sautéed in red wine vinegar and a couscous salad, replete with tomatoes and mint, that would make any Berber proud.”

    “Chef Gil. You’ve been chopped.”

    “I thought the Ribeye Flambé was a bit undercooked. You might wish to add a few more briquets to the fire next time. It also could have used a little more seasoning. Maybe some Heinz 57.”
    “Mr. Thorp, the Red Wine Vinegar concept was good but I believe you forgot to remove the aluminum from the potato and the vinegar had a tinny flavor to it. I could barely tolerate the last few bites. And the hollandaise sauce was too runny. It cheapened the taste of the oregano.”
    “Mr. Thorp, the Flambé was excellent and you are to be commended for your choice of toppings. I’m having trouble with your couscous. I thought the idea of peppermint in couscous, let alone Roma tomatoes, just didn’t work. And you factor in raspberry vinaigrette as your choice of dressing and you’ve got a mess on your plate.”

    “Thank you, judges.”

    Comment by T. Drew Hardin — June 18, 2017 @ 10:05 pm

  8. […] look now folks but in a week’s time Milford has supposedly played six games. Reckon they’ll finish the season by the end of the month – or before Dafiltefish […]

    Pingback by Which Two Did He Hit? | This Week in Milford — June 24, 2017 @ 8:44 am

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